Kick & bass mixing in electronic music

Go to pro-kick&bass sound in your music
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Instructed by Nikita Om Music / Production
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  • Lectures 16
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2016 English

Course Description

Kick&bass — is a basis of ANY electronic dance track.
Need more reasons to learn how to make it professionally?

Powerful kick&bass will make 50% of your track. Bad kick&bass will ruin any track, doesn't matter how cool is the melody and design...

In this course you will learn all major skills for mixing kick&bass sounds for your dance track. All professionals use them on every track, so you should do that to achieve pro-sound.

You think, you know how to make kick&bass? Do you tune your kick to the tone of the track? Can you provide transparent and powerful kick&bass sound in a club, on home sound system and in headphones? Can you find the best kick&bass length for particular BPM?

If you are confusing with this questions — try this course. You will have better sound: more powerful, loud, clean and groovy.

Why you should look for this video:

  • Kick & Bass is a basis of any dance track
  • I give you direct experience as a music producer & trainer
  • You will have modern information on the topic

How much time you need to have results:

This is 110 min course. Spend 3-5 hours on practice and you will learn all professional skills for mixing kick&bass. Sure this techniques will be growing with you and it needs time for full understanding. But I can confidently say that right after you will start to use this tricks, your sound will become much better!

What are the requirements?

  • Beginner's level of working in your DAW (Live, FL, Logic...)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Make a perfect mix of kick and bass in your tracks
  • Use the most effective kick&bass mixing techniques
  • Develop your signature kick&bass sound like a Pro

Who is the target audience?

  • Electronic music sound producers who want to have great professional sounding tracks with killer bass-section

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.



Main reasons why kick&bass are so important in dance music and why you should use special techniques to make it professionally.


There is a huge difference between concert sound and portable speakers. And this is the main source of problems with bass sound. We will cover differences in frequency range, attack, release and how it works with music.


We will cover the biggest problem of home-music production — bass monitoring. I will share some ideas and tips to get proper bass balance on your sound system.


One of the main goals in working with kick&bass in EDM music — find the best spot and following that sound in future tracks. This is how professional producers work. You don't need to find kick&bass balance every time from scratch. You need to have already proper kick&bass channels. And in this video we will follow the process of searching this sweet spot.


Volume fader — is our main instrument. In many problem mixes volume editing is already enough to put the sound to the next level. There are some trick on making best volume balance between kick & bass.


Best thing that you can learn to make good kick & bass is timing. Timing parameters can really completely change perception of your sound. It's "next level" skills that separate professionals and "others". And the same time it's super simple stuff.

Kick layering
Kick fine tuning

Using special kick plugin is a modern way to have proper kick sound in every track. We will learn the best plugin "Big Kick". After this video you will 100% know how to make proper kick sound for any genre and how to use it in any of your future tracks.


True magic in this video. We wil learn one od the most powerful parameter of bassline that is rarely used by all beginners. Any professional will say that only with detailed velocity programmed bassline become alive.


You will learn instruments for working with bassline timing — an important parameter for building your grooves.


Have you ever used swing-patterns in your DAW? It's a powerful instrument for building a strong groove and can enhance your loops, basslines and any midi/audio content.


Side-chain compression — an effect that defines modern electronic music You will learn different ways of making that "pumping" sound in your tracks. It gives more dynamics, more space for other instruments, more powerful groove and finally — more volume.


If you want to have pro-sound in bassline section — try bassline tweaking... This is the most powerful and complete tool for building kick&bass section.


Discover how to add different effects (native and plugins) to kick&bass group to add more sustain, warmth and actually any character to your sound.


Classic mixing techniques to put kick, bass and other elements together.

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Instructor Biography

Nikita Om, Sound Producer

Hi, i make sound design, recordings, compose music and make live sets. Since 2012 made 5 albums from chillout to techno and psy-trance, released on Zenon (Germany), Merkaba (USA), Altar (Canada).

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